Trails and Terrain
Whether you’re looking for a gentle nature walk or a half-day’s quad burner, it’s hard to beat the diversity, beauty, and quality of hikes in and around Vail.Read More»
The Vail Ski and Snowboard School is renowned for its excellence, and the cornerstone of that reputation is the instructors themselves. From ex-NFL players to former Olympians to long-time Vail locals, in this series we introduce you to just a sampling of this widely diverse group of expert skiers and riders.
Laura Landre is from Canandaigua, New York and is a ski instructor based out of Vail Village.Read More»
Snowy conditions on Saturday morning, April 18.
Welcome to the final days of Vail’s 2014 – 2015 winter season! From the sunshine and a few fresh inches of snow to Spring Back to Vail; we are glad you’re joining us to celebrate another great season at Vail.Read More»
Kevin Bentley is from Los Angeles, California and is a snowboard instructor for Lionshead Adult Snowboard School.Read More»
Skiing China Bowl’s Poppyfields on spring mornings is a tradition among long time locals
Any given morning, Vail usually opens with at least half a dozen black diamond runs groomed over night. Many of these trails get groomed on a weekly basis, such as Riva Ridge, while others like Roger’s Run, are groomed only a few times each season.The reason for grooming these runs intermittently is to tame oversized moguls, avalanche mitigation, or just to create a new challenge for skiers.Read More»
We’re in the midst of one of the best times of year to be in Vail!
Spring in Vail means powder days in between bluebird days, sun-filled afternoons on the snow, goggle tans from on-mountain picnics, barbeques and après, great events and even better deals.Read More»
Riva Ridge is groomed at least once a week
Vail has been at the forefront of modern day snow grooming right from the start. Even though flattening snow into a compacted surface to allow easier and faster travel has been practiced in Europe for hundreds of years – mainly by having horses haul heavy farming rollers – it wasn’t until the 1950’s, right here in Colorado, that snow grooming began as we know it today.Read More»